A20. The Transition

I waited eagerly for an e-mail on December 21.


The world did not end.  And there was no e-mail.


There was no e-mail on December 22, either.


DJ was scheduled to return to see me at 5 pm on December 23.  That morning one of my earlier afternoon patients cancelled, so I thought it would be a great idea to have DJ come in earlier so that we would have more time to talk about what happened to him.  So, I e-mailed DJ in the morning to ask if he could come in earlier.


No answer.


I looked up his phone number and called.




I became a bit nervous.  Did something untoward happen?  I told myself that DJ will come precisely at 5 pm because he always was prompt.


Nonetheless, my level of anxiety increased as the day passed.



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A27. Dreaming of a House

I had expected to have several more sessions with DJ in order to continue our post-transition work. However, we met on only two other occasions to discuss his career development path, and then he felt he no longer needed to return.

A26. Another Synchronicity of Events

After living in Syracuse for a number of years, my wife said that she was tired of the difficult winter weather there, which affected the city nearly half of each year.

A25. Guided through Life

During the summer prior to medical school I met with the Cantor at my parents’ synagogue and asked him to help me to continue to learn how to chant from the Torah.

A24. Finding my Spiritual Self

The amazing events with DJ reinforced ideas and feelings about life that I had been developing for a couple of decades. Thus far I have shared how my involvement with the world of medicine helped instruct me about how life can work.

A23. Return of a Friend

During the following two weeks until DJ’s next appointment with me, I kept thinking about the remarkable lessons that DJ and his subconscious were teaching.

A22. The Role of a Leader

DJ brought a copy of “Dharma Bums” to his next visit with me two weeks later. “You were right!” he exclaimed. “The part about the paths was not in the book.”